Wendling’s annual salary, which is retroactive to May 1, is now $154,577.25. His monthly car allowance was also increased to $575 a month.
Miller said Wendling deserves the raise as “Mark has done an outstanding job over the last couple of years.”
“Everybody on council is very satisfied with Mark’s performance and we did the best we could to compensate him,” Miller said.
Wendling was hired six years ago as the assistant city manager with the hope he’d succeed Art Pizzano as city manager. He was promoted to city manager on May 1, 2015 and awarded a three-year contract that expires on April 30, 2018.